Refine your organizational skills to keep your projects on time, on budget, and target. You've learned the basic techniques of project management. You've mastered the planning, executing, reviewing, and revising skills making the difference between success and absolute failure. You are good at getting the different players and stakeholders to provide information or direction and to show up for important milestones along the way. Now you're ready to hone your organizational skills, communicate even more effectively, avoid major project pitfalls, and work well with others to meet project deadlines and objectives. Build on your fundamental knowledge and bring in your projects on time, on budget, and target. Expand your capacity to balance day-to-day work and these special PM assignments.
- Build on your fundamental project management knowledge
- Hone organizational skills
- Communicate even more effectively
- Avoid major project pitfalls
- Meet project objectives
- Bring in projects on time, on budget, and target
Why Should You Attend?
Once you have begun using the basic project management skills and tools, you should be getting better results. However, these basics are not enough for continued success. You must now continually improve your existing skills in project management, communication, understanding human nature, and working across organizational lines. You will have new challenges the more you lead successful projects. You will need to take a deeper dive into current project management standards and learn to use more sophisticated tools. All of this can be overwhelming on top of your many responsibilities and priorities. You will develop a plan to integrate new skills and tools systematically and use references for your continuous improvement. NOTE: A basic course in Project Management is a prerequisite to benefit from this program.
- What are your strengths and challenges in managing projects as an administrative professional now?
- What is a project?
- Where do PM standards come from?
- How does something become a best practice?
- Project life cycle
- Skills to lead a project successfully
- Skills to manage a project successfully
- Managing time proactively
- What is your most effective communication zone?
- Using active assertive communication
- Mastering active listening
- Managing project communication through RACI
- Meeting challenges with stakeholders, dispersed teams, and virtual teams
- Common pitfalls and their remedies
- Analyzing risk
- Establishing an early warning system
- Escalating risk proactively
- Expecting the unexpected
- Establishing and clarifying concrete objectives
- Developing more detailed plans to reach objectives
- Executing detailed project plans
- Managing exceptions and deviations from plans
- What management wants to hear in your reports?
- Implementing lessons learned throughout the project
- Going beyond lessons learned
- Keeping project data; key measurements
Build on Your Fundamental Knowledge
Hone Organizational Skills
Communicate Even More Effectively
Avoid Major Project Pitfalls
Meet Project Objectives
Bring in Projects on Time, on Budget, and on Target
Continuous Improvement as a Way of Life
Who will benefit?
- HR professionals who have taken a basic project management course
- Experienced HR Project Managers
- HR professionals
- HR managers
- HR personnel charged with improving project management
Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D., and President of Advantage Leadership, Inc. works with leaders and their organizations to Increase your bottom-line results through strategic leadership, engaged employees, and delighted customers in all economic sectors. Draw on her proven ability to mentor you through major change, customizing successful solutions to your complex issues. For over 25 years, Rebecca has contributed value as an executive, manager, educator, and consultant, honored on four continents. She is a Ph.D. in organizational development, a National Speakers Association Legacy Professional Member, and St. Petersburg Engineering Academy Foreign Member and author of books on strategic leadership and planning.